Cardinals – 50 Precious Words

I was happy that my story got an honorable mention in the Stem/Non-fiction category in the 2022 50 Precious Words contest. This is the second year I have participated in this event, in which you have to write a story of 50 words or less. I enjoyed writing several different stories and chose the one I wrote about my favorite bird.



Cardinals fluff their feathers to keep warm.

Dazzling red against the snow.


Cardinals build their nest in a cedar tree.

They feed and protect their young.


Cardinals enjoy insects and summer breezes.

Babies learn to fly.


Cardinals feast on berries.

And prepare to hide in evergreens.

About Pat Brown Bookshttp://patbrownbooks.comI’m a wife, mother, retired teacher, and writer. I’ve always wanted to write children’s books and am so happy to finally be doing what I’d put off for so long. I'm currently enjoying writing picture book manuscripts and querying agents. I also have a children’s poetry blog.